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Nickel Silver Winding Check SALE! 30% OFF!

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The nickel silver winding checks have been discontinued due to difficulty from the supplier. Now is your chance to get your stock for future builds and save some money. There is a bulk discount pricing for buying over 5 checks, you will receive a extra 10% off the price (a 40% discount)!

Sale is limited to the stock on hand.

We will be relying on the Lemke nickel checks for our inventory; both bright nickel and dark nickel.


SAGE News! Sage X Series Fly Rods Press Release

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash. (June 15, 2016)-Renowned fly rod manufacturer Sage presents its newest pinnacle fly rod series - The X Rod. Using KonnecticHD Technology®, these fast-action fly rods create tighter loops to ensure better accuracy, efficiency, and line control with every cast.“By optimizing our graphite-to-resin ratio, we’ve created a higher [...]

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New for 2016! Sage MOD and Bolt Blanks

We now have Sage MOD and Bolt blanks in inventory!Sage MOD Blank $425.00Konnetic Technology, moderate action."DELICATE FLY PRESENTATIONS AT MEASURED DISTANCES.THIS IS YOUR NEW FAVORITE TROUT ROD."Just like you wouldn’t pull out your driver when you need your 7 iron, the MOD is optimized for the distances and scenarios most often encountered by the trout [...]

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Trimming a Graphite Tip Section

Trimming or cutting a graphite/carbon fiber tip top is sometimes necessary if you don't want your tip section taller than your mid or butt sections of your rod. We recommend that you trim the tip section so that it is a bit shorter than the mid/butt section. This will help prevent a broken tip when [...]

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Super Duper Super Grade Cork Grip Sale

Super Grade Cork Grips On Sale!We are offering 5 different models of 'Super' grade fly rod grips. Super grade is also known as 'Flor Plus', some of the best cork grips we can find. These grips are regularly priced at $21.95 to $23.95.; that's over 30% savings!Now is the time to stock up for future [...]

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The Three Most Common Mistakes In Fly Rod Building

THE THREE MOST COMMON MISTAKES IN FLY ROD BUILDINGDuring my career in custom fly rod building, I have seen some of the strangest and ill conceived custom builds that will boggle the imagination. Heck, even some of them have been mine. I have to admit that I've made all of the mistakes that I will [...]

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Repairing A Split Ferrule

How To Repair A Split Female FerruleSometimes because of age or misuse or an improper fit, a female ferrule may become split and if not repaired quickly, the split will increase through the length of the section or even completely break the section at the ferrule. It is good practice to inspect your ferrules periodically [...]

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How To Avoid The Broken Fly Top Blues

It always seems to happen on a fishing trip that is in a far away isolated place.Yikes, my tip top is broken! Hey, did I remember to put my spare rod in my case? Is your buddy using your spare rod because his favorite rod is now a distant memory along with the ceiling fan [...]

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How to Use and Not Abuse an Alcohol lamp

Besides the cleaning aspect, we use denatured alcohol in our alcohol lamps for singeing and for 'heat flowing' the finish which I don't recommend for the faint of heart. The heat flowing is something Lee (our master rod finisher) has used and she has developed a particular technique over the years and it scares the [...]

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Rainforest Blanks Now Available

CFRC is now offering the Rainforest II IM7 fly blanks that had been reserved only for our Fly Rod Kits. Very affordable and available in 2 or 4pc models. Moderate/fast and very smooth. Deep forest green color.Each Rainforest blank comes with a cloth rod sock. Starting price at $41.95 for the 2pc model and $57.95 [...]

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